Holy Moly - Petit Verdot 2016
Released: June 2019
Bouquet: Chocolate, dark and red berries, plum and cola.
Palate: Dark berry and chocolate.
Food Pairings: Roasted beef, wild game or any mushroom dishes.
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The 2016 growing season jumped off to a fast start and it was all the vineyard team could do to keep up with the rapidly growing vines. Thankfully, the season steadied with a cooler July, allowing for a longer hang time on the grapes that allowed flavours to develop while maintaining natural acidity in the fruit. The Petit Verdot was sourced from the Lloyd Vineyard (71%) managed by the Dhaliwal Brothers, the Iqbal Vineyard (25%) and the Ashe Vineyard (4%).
In mid-fall each Petit Verdot vineyard was hand harvested at the optimal fruit balance of sugar, acidity and tannic ripeness. Uncrushed, fruit was transferred to tanks for a 5-7 day cold soak prior to fermentation. Pumpovers were uniquely managed depending on fermentation stage. After 18-21 days on skins, the tanks were drained to oak barrels (40% French and 60% American) for malolactic fermentation. Of 10 barrels, 40% was new with the balance being third fill. After 14 months, it was racked to tank for blending and returned to barrel for 6 month then racked to tank for bottling unfined and unfiltered.
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|2015||Gold||BC Wine Awards 2017|
|2014||Best of Varietal||BC Best of Varietal 2017|
|2014||Double Gold||All Canadian Wine Championships 2017|
|2014||Gold||BC Wine Awards 2016|
|2014||Silver||National Wine Awards of Canada 2017|
|2013||Best of Varietal||BC Best of Varietal 2016|
|2013||Silver||All Canadian Wine Championships 2016|
|2013||Bronze||Intervin International Wine Awards 2016|
|2012||Winner||The Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines 2015|
|2012||Gold||All Canadian Wine Championships 2015|
|2011||Honours||Intervin International Wine Awards 2014|
|2010||Winner||Intervin International Wine Awards 2013|
|2010||Other||The Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines 2013|
|2010||Bronze||National Wine Awards of Canada 2013|